The 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering is excited to announce our in-kind offering partnership with The Drawer, a non-profit in the Twin Cities area that provides new socks and underwear to those in need. Our campaign called, Fill The Drawer is an opportunity for participants, families, youth groups, congregations, and communities to partner with the Gathering in beginning to collect new socks and underwear over the coming months. Our goal for the campaign is to raise 300,000 pairs of new socks and underwear to donate at the Gathering. Stay tuned for more information and resources on how to promote the Fill The Drawer campaign in your community as well as information on the other offerings collected at the Gathering.





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Donna Wiegel Memorial Fund

Donna Wiegel served on Gathering staff from 1997 to 2018, during which time she held many roles, such as registrar, logistics manager and assistant director. After Donna passed away suddenly in 2018, the Gathering established the Donna Wiegel Memorial Fund, to provide financial assistance to individuals so they could experience the transformational ministry she served so faithfully for more than two decades.

If you would like to mail your gift, make your check payable to "ELCA Youth Gathering," write "Donna Wiegel Memorial Fund" in the memo line and send your check to:

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009